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CHAPTER VI".

Of Persons who may or may not discover, denounce, and tcorl- the Mints.

Of Drains in Mines.

1. Of keeping mines drained generally . . .65

2. Of the obligation to make adits . . . .66

3. Of contributing to the expense of the adit . . ib.

4. Of an adventurer offering to make an adit . . . ib.

5. 6, 7, 8, 9, 10, 11. Of the seven conditions upon which mines or veins

may be assigned to such adventurer . . 66, 67

12. Of mine-owners being treated in certain cases in the same manner as such ad-

venturer . . . .68

13. Of general shafts . . . . ib.

14. Of their necessary depth . . . . ib.

15. Of denouncing mines which are not drained by the owners . . 69

16. Of the penalties upon the Owners of mines in an elevated situation, who do

not keep them drained . . , . ib.

17. Of privileges granted to persons making 'general shafts nt their own expense ib.

CHAPTER XI

Of Mines worked by Companies.

1. Reasons for encouraging companies . 70

2. Of their right to denounce to a greater extent than individuals . ib.

3. Of the twenty-four parte of a mine called barras . ib.

4. Of partners working jointly and sharing equally , . ib.

5. Of the interposition of the deputies in the affairs of a company . 71

6. Of the votes of each partner • . ib.

7. Of the decision in disputed cases , • . ib.

8. Of partners refusing to contribute towards the expenses . • ib.
6. Of their refusing to contribute to the dead works . • ib.

10. Of a partner wishing to sell his share . 72

11 Or the consequences of a partner's death . . • ib.

12. Of a share or mine rising in value after the sale . . ib.

CHAPTER XII

Of the Laborers in Mines, and in the works and establishments for the reduction

of the Metals.

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1. Of the encouragement to be given to the working miners . . 72

2. Of the strokes or tallies to be made by the workmen . - 73

3. Of the payment of their wages . . . ib.

4. 5. Of leaving their wages entirely at their own disposa . . ib.

6. Of the provisions supplied to them . . ib.

7. Of the account to be delivered to and kept by each workman . - 74

8. Of increasing their pay occasionally . . . ib.

9. Of the supplies to the Indians . . . . ib.

10. Of the different modes of paying workmen, and, in cases of payment by the

task, of the mode of paying any one who shall work beyond his task work 75

11. Of mixing together the ore delivered by any laborer as his share-work, and

that delivered as his task work, in certain cases, and the option allowed to

such laborer . . . . . ib.

12. Of the inspection of workmen going into or out of the mines . 76

13. Of compelling idle persons and vagabonds to work in the mines . ib.

14,15. Of the regulation of the Meta, and the working companies allotted to

mines; of their ceasing to work a mine in consequence of its being de-

serted, and of their becoming attached to it again on its re-establish-

ment . . . . 76,77

16. Of their working on the establishment to which they are attached, rather

than elsewhere . . .77

17. Of their alternate working in profitable and unprofitable mines, and of the

certificate necessary to enable them to work in other mines than those to

which they are attached . . . . ib.

18. Of workmen having contracted debts in a mine . . 78

19. Of thefts committed by workmen . . . ib.

20. Of placing to work, workmen who have been imprisoned for debts or slight

offences . . . . . ib.

21. Of workmen secreting metal . . . .79

15. Of veins of salt water, and veins of rock salt, and of the salt works conceded

to the Indians . . . . .88

16. Of the prices of articles necessary in the mines, and how to regulate them . ib.

17. Of the distribution of quicksilver . . . ib.

18. Of not intercepting the sellers of articles going to the mines . 84

CHAPTER XIV.

Of tiie persons who reduce Ores by agreement, and purchasers of the Metals.

1. Of buying and selling ores, and erecting establishments for reducing the

same . . . .84

2. Of the place for purchasing the same, and the ticket to be received by the

purchaser . . . . ib.

3. Of the proceeding in case of any stolen metal . . .85

4. Of the penalty of any person Irving in the mines, who shall sell quicksil-

ver, gunpowder, &c. and on the person buying the same . . ib.

5. Of the territorial deputations regulating the proper duos to be taken for re-

duction . . . ib.

6. 7. Of the highest price to be allowed for quicksilver, salt, chalk, &c. sold to

mine owners . . . . 85, 86

8. Of the tickets to be given to owners of metal, particularizing the reducing

expenses, &c. . . . . .86

9. Of paying the cost of reduction in money, except where there shall have

been an agreement to pay in bullion . . . ib.

10. Of the right on the part of owners or reducers to have a certain quantity of

the metal reduced for their satisfaction, until the establishment of an as-
say office . . . . . ib.

11. Of the right of owners to attend at the process of reduction . . 87

12. Of the carriage due upon metals going from the mines to the establishments ib.

13. Of the punishment of mule-drivers stealing any such metal . . ib.

CHAPTER XV.

Of the Contractors for supplying Mines, and of the Dealers in the Metals.

1. Of the modes of paying mine suppliers, and of the signed contract between

owners and suppliers . . • .87

2. Of the deliveries of the metal, where the supplier is paid by premium upon

the metals . . . . .88

3. Of the per eentage which may be received by the contractor, where the re

payment of the supplies is secured to him . . ib.

4. Of the supplies in money, bills, or goods . . . ib.

5. Of accidents to the supplies upon the road . . .89

6. Of the responsibility of the mine owner, and of the privileges of second

suppliers . . . ib.

7. Of the mutual rights of the owner and supplier . . ib.

8. Of the right of the mine-owner or proprietor of the metal to accidental dis-

coveries of gold among the silver . • .90

9. Of the capital supplied remaining invested during the 'continuance of the

partnership, when the contract is made in the way of partnership . ib.

10. Of the assaying the metals, and the deduction of the royal duty . ib.

11. Of the balance and scales, to be kept by the merchants of the mining dis-

tricts . . . .91

12. Of the tools and utensils of miners . ib.

13. Of ascertaining the value of the metal by heating it . . ib.

14. Of the interventor to be appointed by the contractor . • ib.

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